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Professorship in the area of Political Philosophy, Global Governance, Civil Society and Social Movements
Karlshochschule International University
With around 600 students and about 50 colleagues in academia and services, Karlshochschule
International University in Karlsruhe is an innovative non-profit foundation university with a socio-cultural
and critical orientation. Our mission is to contribute to transformation in economics, politics & society.
The "Karls" creates space for inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue, inspiration and playful exploration as
well as for challenging the status quo. We are particularly proud of our internationality, with one of the
highest proportions of full-time international students from more than 70 different countries. As a feministoriented
and anti-racist university, we strive to challenge structures of privilege and marginalization in
society, and overcome all forms of discrimination. We are committed to the values of intercultural
sensitivity, diversity, and sustainability.
In our study program, we provide responsible education to future change-makers. Our didactic approach
is based on a constructivist philosophy of teaching including interactive forms like case studies, groupwork,
role plays, simulations, or project work. In this sense, experiential and experimental didactics and
team teaching with colleagues and individual mentoring of students are your passion. We place special
emphasis on the personal development of our students offering service learning and fostering civic
engagement. Your interpretative and qualitative approach and research interests are reflected in your
scholarly activities and publications and incorporated in your teaching. You will engage in applied critical
teaching and research in the areas of your academic and practical expertise, work with our international
faculty and student body, and develop national and global academic partnerships.
For the next possible date, we are looking for a:
Professor in the area of Political Philosophy, Global Governance, Civil
Society and Social Movements (f/m/d)
We are especially interested in applicants who combine an inter- and transdisciplinary orientation at the
intersection of political theory, political philosophy and postcolonial-feminist critique of power and
domination with a focus on global governance, civic engagement and social movements. Additional
knowledge in one of the following areas would be an advantage: global law, heterodox economics, social
We are looking for a candidate with the following profile:
Deep understanding of post-structural and social constructionist theories and critical theory and
ability to apply this to your field of expertise and teaching.
Expertise to work with diverse, international and multicultural student groups
Knowledge and experience with professional empowerment, personality development and
Awareness and sensitivity about all forms of sexism, racism and discrimination.
A critical research and teaching agenda that is rooted in one or more of the following areas:
governance, (comparative) politics, international law, social movements, and/or philosophy.
Willingness to engage actively, creatively and joyfully in our academic community and become
part of Karl’s everyday life and living culture.
Proven track record in civic engagement, an international biography and practical working
A broad teaching and research interdisciplinary approach that encompasses a sophisticated
understanding of political, social and economic institutions
Can you see yourself in that role? Are you able, as a fluent or native speaker, to lecture in English? Do
you hold a PhD with one of the above-mentioned specifications and can build on a minimum of 3 years
work experience outside higher education? Are you willing to collaborate in academic self-administration
and, if required, to also assume responsibilities?
As an employer, Karlshochschule International University values long-term cooperation, promotes equal
opportunities and is committed to ethics, inclusion and transparency. We value diversity and welcome all
If you resonate with the outlined ideas and expectations please apply by June 1, 2021, Please, include
in your application an overview of your academic and professional history (full CV), teaching evaluation,
complete list of publication and detailed reason for your motivation to work with us. Show us who you
Please review the curricula of our study programs and let us know in which modules you would be
interested in and what you can contribute.
We are looking forward to your application, addressed by email in the form of a coherent PDF file to
email@example.com attn Judith Strücker.